It's easier to build
strong children than to fix broken men - Frederick Douglass
S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. is a youth, family and community development organization specializing in youth, gang, and gun violence prevention and intervention.
S.T.R.O.N.G. stands for Struggling To Reunite Our New Generation.
♪ Play Be STRONG
We are dedicated to ending youth and gang violence.
S.T.R.O.N.G. promotes positive values through youth empowerment programs and collaborative initiatives, which provide youth and their families with tools to improve their lives, their communities, and to create societal change.
Our Farm combines food and community with hands-on education on farming and mindfulness for children and adults on Long Island. The farm is a no-till, naturally raised, non-profit farm on the campus of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, NY.
S.T.R.O.N.G. hosts community engagement activities, Peace Marches and Rallies to commemorate the lives, families, friends and community of gang violence victims and in effort to build cohesiveness and awareness of important issues impacting our communities.
Our Chapter programs work with "at-risk"* students, their families, and schools to alleviate academic and behavioral challenges. This is achieved by improving the youth’s sense of connection to the school, community, family, and gain better understanding of self.
Our gang, gun and youth violence intervention program for youth between the ages of 14-21 years old that are disconnected from the school system, have been in contact with the criminal justice system and are either gang affiliated or gang involved.
We work where our help is most needed
The map below shows graduation rates for school districts across Long Island. It also shows where we have decided to implement our different programs to address & prevent youth violence in our communities. Visit our dedicated page to see more maps with financial, educational & racial diversity indicators for the communities we operate in.
Click around to get more data on each school districts and to get more information on our programs!
Discover our programs
Working with "at-risk" students, their families, and schools to alleviate academic and behavioral challenges
Combining food and community with hands-on education on farming and mindfulness for children and adults
Giving workshops, assemblies and professional development sessions
Promoting positive identity formation, development of higher stages of moral reasoning and providing youth with the skills and support they need
Our family is our pride. Discover there full stories here.
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